According to the Diederich Healthcare's "2014 Medical Malpractice Payout Analysis," medical malpractice payouts in 2013 increased to $3,733,678,100, an increase of 4.7% in 2012. Payouts in 38 states increased in 2013 compared to the payouts the previous year.
According to statistics, an estimated 764,000 children and adults in the United States manifest one or more of cerebral palsy symptoms. The CDC reports that roughly 10,000 infants born each year in the US hold the risk to develop cerebral palsy.
Prostate cancer is the third leading cause of premature death in men in one of the most developed countries - The United States, behind lung cancer and colorectal cancer. 1 out of every 39 men in the country will die of this cancer.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 610,000 people in the United States die each year due to heart disease - this means that 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease.
If you have sustained a spinal injury, you may get paralyzed from the waist down. This condition is known as paraplegia, wherein your motor and sensory functions in the lower half of your body are impaired due to the spinal injury. While accidents and congenital conditions can result in paraplegia, you can also become a paraplegic due to surgical errors and surgeon negligence.